Staying proactive

Taking HIV treatment is just one of the things you can do to help keep yourself healthy. Looking after your general physical and mental health, and your emotional wellbeing, is also very important.

If you stay in touch with your HIV clinic, you will get regular medical monitoring. This can help spot any potential problems, so you can receive the most appropriate treatment and care. Try and be as honest as you can with your doctor about any symptoms you are experiencing and about your lifestyle. This will help ensure that you get the care that you need.

Everyone with HIV is recommended to register with a family doctor (GP). You will still get your HIV treatment and care from your clinic but GPs are often best placed to look after your other day-to-day health needs, and often provide services that your clinic doesn't.
Both your HIV clinic and your GP can provide information, advice and help about living a healthier life.